So here we are, stuck at Charlotte Douglas, waiting to get to Newark. It might be a while. Flight's been delayed three times already.
Could be worse, we could be Keydrick Vincent. The Panthers placed the veteran RG on injured reserve Saturday, meaning they were convinced he wasn't going to be ready for another month or more. If he'd have been well anytime soon, they'd have waited it out.
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He won instant acclaim here because of his physical style, as well as his leadership of the young right side of the line.
Figure that Jeremy Bridges starts for him tomorrow night, and Geoff Hangartner stays in the mix as well.
To fill his roster spot, they promoted DT Nick Hayden from the practice squad. He's insurance in case DT Maake Kemoeatu can't go tomorrow night against the Giants.
They also left WR Kenny Moore and DE Hilee Taylor at home, since they were no danger to play.
-- And if it wasn't clear before, it's true that you can't beat fun in an airport. When I was going through security a few hours ago, one of the TSA employees looked at a co-worker.
"Were you here," he said, "when the streaker came through?"
Ho, ho, ho, indeed.
Merry Christmas everybody.